Srinagar: Ten civilians who were trapped in snow at Sinthan Pass were rescued on Monday, officials said.
Quoting officials, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that a team of Army and police rescued the civilians from Sinthan Pass who were stranded in the area due to continuous snowfall on the intervening night of November 15 and 16
“The rescue team walked for five hours along NH 244 to reach the civilians during the night, in zero visibility conditions, and then brought them down to Sinthan Maidan.
“They were provided with food and shelter,” the officials said.
Sinthan is a mountain pass between the Anantnag district and Kishtwar districts which remains covered with snow for most of the year. KNO